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by TedStriker
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ( split thread) Prince Phillip
Replies: 18
Views: 235

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

F1 is hugely based in the UK in terms of teams and manufacturers. It is also reliant on Sky for broadcasting. Both are in the UK. Are people seriously objecting to a disruption purely to watch care drive round in circles? One is a sport the other is national institution, I struggle to think of anot...
by TedStriker
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14384

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

https://www.racefans.net/2021/03/28/track-limits-policy-did-not-change-during-race-despite-hamiltons-warning-says-masi/ More on the track limits. Apparently every car but one did the right thing... Questionable how they manage it. I’m very confused about this whole track limits thing (which is prob...
by TedStriker
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14384

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

@ Hogweed Do you reckon Hamilton's utter mastery of F1 rules won him the race today? According to them, he successfully abused typical track limits which presumably gained him crucial seconds of lap time throughout the race distance. Verstappen, ignorant to the rules, was not taking advantage of th...
by TedStriker
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14384

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

hehe verstappen would rather have had a 5 second penalty and thought he could make that up had he stayed ahead. Which is incredibly unsporting of him. And Hamilton abusing track limits all race isn't? They were all doing it as they knew they would get away with doing this on laps where passing wasn...
by TedStriker
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14384

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

BeOnEdge wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:45 pm
Asphalt_World wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:44 pm
TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:43 pm
hehe verstappen would rather have had a 5 second penalty and thought he could make that up had he stayed ahead.

Which is incredibly unsporting of him.
And Hamilton abusing track limits all race isn't?
Can't blame Lewis for doing it if it's not being enforced.
by TedStriker
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14384

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Must be a bit gutting for Max that Lewis goes off the track for most of the race then as soon as Red Bull mention it to Max, race control impose track limits eventually costing him the race!
by TedStriker
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14384

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Ferrari power plant not able to pass the McLaren or Mercedes even with DRS
by TedStriker
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?
Replies: 63
Views: 3967

Re: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?

As a long term Hamilton fan, I find myself in the odd situation of wishing he wouldn't be racing.

What could have been a spectacular end to the season is now likely to be a predictable 1-2-3. Hopefully I'll be proved wrong!

I bet it will hurt the viewer figures too.
by TedStriker
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 14135

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread

Was he taken out though? As in crashed into? I thought he drove wide to avoid the crash and drove himself to the wall. It looked to me like he thought there was run off not gravel there. Ah, could be, yeah Looking from above, the many of the run off areas seem to be beige in colour. At that corner ...
by TedStriker
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 14135

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread

I felt sorry for Vertsappen. Probably for the first time of his life he was really cautious and backed out of the three wide situation. Then got taken out. Was he taken out though? As in crashed into? I thought he drove wide to avoid the crash and drove himself to the wall. It looked to me like he ...
by TedStriker
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 11776

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

In a situation like this, does he get Lewis' car, or do they have a few spares lying around?
by TedStriker
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 11776

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

I should imagine Lewis is hoping he won't beat Valtteri by much!
by TedStriker
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 490
Views: 39217

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

It is absolutely true that you are far more likely to be killed by Police in the US if you are black as opposed to white. However the statistic that is very rarely quoted alongside that is that in any given interaction with the Police, you are twice a likely to be killed if you are white as opposed...
by TedStriker
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 490
Views: 39217

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

To answer that question, first I'd need to be shown evidence of the existence of a patriarchal society. And as for men and women being equal in every sense, only a fool would suggest that. What society needs to accept is that there are differences between men and women and that's fine! There are pos...
by TedStriker
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 490
Views: 39217

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

To have 'not being white' as a requirement for filling a position is manifestly racist. And I say that as a 'person of colour'. I 100% support eliminating all race/gender/age/disability etc barriers to anyone who wants to enter and progress through the sport, however beyond that things should be lef...
by TedStriker
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 490
Views: 39217

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

I find it so sad that the people on this forum think they are "helping" by suggesting how Lewis should deal with this issue, because clearly it's not at all ironic that a load of white people are telling him how to accept something that they have absolutely no clue about, and from the comments, hav...
by TedStriker
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 490
Views: 39217

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

I find it so sad that the people on this forum think they are "helping" by suggesting how Lewis should deal with this issue, because clearly it's not at all ironic that a load of white people are telling him how to accept something that they have absolutely no clue about, and from the comments, hav...
by TedStriker
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 490
Views: 39217

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

I really can't see any of these gestures by sportsmen and other celebrities achieving anything, for the fundamental reason that I don't think awareness is the issue. Whilst America clearly has racial issues, I cannot agree with the idea that they exist because people are either unaware of them, or ...
by TedStriker
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 490
Views: 39217

Re: F1 In trouble with Ofcom.

LOL Good luck with that. The WORLD STAGE today is such that Sports ARE VEHICLES FOR MAKING POLITICAL STATEMENTS and sorry to burst your bubble, but there is no way ANYONE has the testicular fortitude to tell a Black man in Lewis Hamilton to not voice his opinion on political issues, especially ones...
by TedStriker
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)
Replies: 142
Views: 7879

Vettel to replace Perez at Racing Point/Aston Martin

Thought this deserved a separate thread. Not sure I understand this. Perez has been solid for years, and is to be replaced by Vettel who really hasn't shone for a while now. An expensive choice which I can't really see the benefit in. Maybe I'll be proved wrong, but always interesting nonetheless to...
by TedStriker
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Reverse Grid Sprint Races back on the table?
Replies: 68
Views: 2868

Reverse Grid Sprint Races back on the table?

Maybe rather artificial but the sport does have to retain/attract casual fans. Lewis cruising to a managed win each week can't be good for business long term.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/54063417
by TedStriker
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 490
Views: 39217

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

I don't have a great deal to add to this as most angles have been covered, but from my personal perspective as a 'person of colour'*, I believe the way it has been handled has created more racists and racism on both sides of the argument. The media has happily stoked the divisions too with their rep...
by TedStriker
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 490
Views: 39217

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

Turns out the Bubba Wallace Noose had been in the garage since 2019 and completely unrelated to the driver and racism :lol: I think the world is going mad. I think if you look at the photo of the rope, you can see how it looks more like a noose than a pull cord. I'm glad the authorities took this a...
by TedStriker
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 490
Views: 39217

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

Turns out the Bubba Wallace Noose had been in the garage since 2019 and completely unrelated to the driver and racism :lol: With every day that passes I am increasingly reminded of the Monty Python 'witch burning' scene. The problem is that was meant as a parody of mob rule but seems to be increasi...
by TedStriker
Wed May 13, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season
Replies: 189
Views: 21137

Re: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season

Vettel supposedly turned down a McLaren offer. It's Mercedes or retirement for him allegedly. Mercedes were never going to take him, even if Hamilton had for some reason left they'd have chosen someone else - someone younger and cheaper. And let's be honest everyone would have wanted the seat. For ...
by TedStriker
Tue May 12, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season
Replies: 189
Views: 21137

Re: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season

What about Bottas to Ferrari? A proven track record of being a solid number 2 and might actually be better than Sainz if that’s the route they want to go down. Well it's a weird season anyway - how about Bottas and Vettel swap places right now and we get the showdown we've wanted for however many r...
by TedStriker
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 83408

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

South Korea tested everyone regardless of whether they had symptoms. Italy only tested people who had symptoms Where did you get this information because I call BS. There are laboratory tests that can identify the virus that causes COVID-19 in respiratory specimens. State and local public health de...
by TedStriker
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 83408

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Don't know if this has been picked up on elsewhere but major annoucement seems to be 2021 changes delayed by a year so next year's season to be run under current regs. Lewis will be happy, everyone else less so!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/51964882
by TedStriker
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 83408

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

So what's the longest gap between F1 races in the modern era? Think that record may be broken in the next few weeks/months.
by TedStriker
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 24313

Re: 2020 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Th

FIA website overloaded.

Fia.com Status
Is fia.com down right now?
It's not just you! fia.com is down.
by TedStriker
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paul di Resta and Lewis Hamilton
Replies: 86
Views: 13988

Re: Paul di Resta and Lewis Hamilton

It's probably an England - Scotland thing. Many Scots will pick anyone over an English person in sport.

'Anyone but England' frequently heard once Scotland get knocked out of any football competitions. Which is usually fairly early on :)
by TedStriker
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers moaning about the COTA bumps.
Replies: 16
Views: 3912

Re: Drivers moaning about the COTA bumps.

Virtually no suspension travel and 200mph speeds is not just a challenge, it's potentially spinal injury. Would be interesting to see the vertical G loads drivers encounter compared to the lateral G loads that would require medical attention.
by TedStriker
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 38029

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

OOF! Hamilton and Vettel with a pretty scathing and somewhat explicit take on Max Verstappen and his racing style in the presser. Hamilton said more or less that some drivers are smart with their aggression and others are silly, and that he leaves Max extra space. Vettel was asked the same about tr...
by TedStriker
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 38029

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Rockie wrote:
TedStriker wrote:A masterclass in tyre management :thumbup:
How?

Ricciardo did 50 laps

Verstappen almost 60 laps

The hard tyre had no real degradation.
It's easy to do 60 laps on a tyre. Not easy to do it and win the race.
by TedStriker
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 38029

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

A masterclass in tyre management :thumbup:
by TedStriker
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 38029

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

F1_Ernie wrote:Vettel hasn't made any impression on Hamilton yet, you would at least think he would get in the DRS zone earlier. These tyres are so wierd here.
Remember Max has done quite a few more laps than Lewis on the hards and is still going
by TedStriker
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 38029

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Will be a bit of an anti-climax if they just come home in this order!